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The ETF and Index Investing (EII) Product Team is responsible for product management, new product innovation and commercialization of the iShares UCITS ETF range. Within the Product function, Product Segments are the primary commercial axis for execution of client and commercial strategy in the region, aligning it with client segments and marketing functions for scale.
The EII EMEA Product Team is seeking a talented Product specialist to help driving the education and investment insights to significantly expand our distribution efforts in Thematic ETFs, continuing to position us as the clear market leader and a strong partner to our clients. This role will work closely with the BlackRock Fundamental Active Equity team, as well as partners across Sales, Marketing and the overall ETF business.
Create regular content and maintain it (fund commentaries, decks, monthly emails)
Create and coordinate investment insights around thematic investing (performance attributions etc)
Create and oversee new content for product launches (Decks, product briefs, competitor positioning, Portfolio Implementation) in combination with Product Marketing
Distribution of thought leadership produced by active team within EII
Collaborate with marketing and digital teams to distribute content and promote the thematic index business
Execute strategy to distribute thematic products to sub segments within EII EMEA wealth channels (PBs, Retail Banks, IFAs, IAMs/PCIMS, Digital), including travelling to visit EMEA based investors
Coordinate internal training for global sales teams (EMEA, APAC, LATAM)
Produce materials for events
Follow-up to client engagements and requests, monitoring execution and tracking pipeline of opportunities
Syndication of new launches, coordinating seed arrangements and pipeline
Drive development and distribution of models in partnership with BlackRock Multi-asset teams
Oversee launches of new products ensuring key requirements are incorporated in the launch process (listing, share classes etc)
Act as centralised feedback provider for new product development initiatives
Work with Research and Innovation team to assess index providers
Embed Whole of Market insights into thematic ETF launch strategy
Skills & Qualifications:
Minimum of five/seven years of investment-related experience. Prior Product Management, Investment Management or Research experience preferred
Bachelor's degree or equivalent business experience required; MBA and/or CFA a plus
Strong investment industry knowledge
Ability to work collaboratively to achieve team objectives
Strong written, analytical and presentation skills. Attention to detail a must
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and complete projects on a timely basis
Strong PC skills, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Proficiency with industry tools, such as Lipper, Morningstar, Strategic Insights, FactSet, etc. a plus
One European language (French, German or Spanish) would be preferred
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